Imam-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali add 150-runs

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PAK vs AUS LIVE: Imam ul-Haq and Azhar Ali brought up their 150-run partnership on Day 2 of the first Test match against Australia at Rawalpindi on Saturday. Imam-ul-Haq’s maiden Test century and Azhar Ali’s half-century has put Pakistan in command. Australia claimed a solitary scalp while also keeping Pakistan’s run-rate below three per over as day one of the series opener ended on 1-245. Imam’s inning was accompanied by solid knocks from Abdullah Shafique (44) and Azhar Ali (64*). Follow Insidesport.in for all Pakistan vs Australia LIVE updates. 

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FOUR! 150 for Imam-ul-Haq Imam flicks off the backfoot through mid-wicket for a boundary. Brings up his maiden 150.

Australia miss an opportunity! Imam gets a faint edge to the keeper and the Australian team goes up in appeal. Umpire gives it not out. Pat Cummins opts to not review it. UltraEdge shows a slight spike as the ball passes the bat.

FOUR! Azhar Ali brings out the reverse sweep to move into the 90s.

FOUR! Azhar Ali scores the first boundary of the day. Gudes a short-pitched delivery over slips.

150 Run Partnership! Imam-Ul-Haq and Azhar Ali bring up their 150-run partnership.

Imam-Ul-Haq and Azhar Ali walk out to bat

@10:30 Players from both the teams pay tribute to Shane Warne by observing a minute of silence.

DAY 2 Session 1 

PAK vs AUS LIVE, Day 2: Pakistan look to pile on the runs as Australia aim fight back – PAK 245/1 – Follow LIVE Updates

Having won the toss and elected to bat first, Pakistan batters made full use of the flat batting paradise on offer in Rawalpindi. The famed Australian pace trio Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood couldn’t generate much movement off the surface as the openers navigated through the opening exchange without much trouble.

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The openers almost went unscathed into the first session before a rush-of-blood moment from Shafique brought his downfall. With an over left for lunch, the right-arm batter was one big hit away from a half-century and decided to take Nathan Lyon on for a maximum. However, he didn’t make the desired connection and Pat Cummins covered good ground to take a tumbling catch charging to his right from mid-off.

PAK vs AUS LIVE, Day 2: Pakistan look to pile on the runs as Australia aim fight back – PAK 245/1 – Follow LIVE Updates

The wicket broke the 105-run opening stand as Pakistan went into the break at 105/1. With no success in the middle session for visitors, Pakistan went 171/1 for tea. With only eight runs away from his maiden test century, Imam started steadily after the break. He eventually got to his maiden Test ton with a check drive off Starc in the 66th over. With exhausted pacers, Lyon assisted the visitors to complete the day’s quota as Imam (132*) and Azhar (64*) went through to stumps at 245/1.

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PAK vs AUS LIVE, Day 2: Pakistan look to pile on the runs as Australia aim fight back – PAK 245/1 – Follow LIVE Updates

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